To transform our impact as leaders we need to start with ourselves. Our culture trains us to take actions for external results, but we tend to be unaware of the internal skills that it takes to produce these results in the world. To transform ourselves, what are the internal changes that prepare us for external […]
Author Archive | Bob Dunham
Quitting isn’t always negative. Every day we quit work so we can do other things, but also so we can rest and renew. When we grind on solving a problem, we need to let go and let it rest for a bit.
Customers want a trustworthy promise and a satisfying outcome, not just hard work, good intentions, or excuses. Successful professionals know you have to satisfy your customers and have their eye on satisfaction, not just the activities involved.
There is a skill in dealing with breakdowns and producing positive results with them. This skill of addressing a breakdown and creating a new future is an act that creates a commitment to take care of the breakdown with further action.
Two huge problems in our work world today are overwhelm and over-commitment. Both lead to exhaustion, stress, anxiety, and poor performance for employees and teams.
Conversations don’t just describe actions; they generate them – if you know the structure and have the skill. Because generative conversations are the source of actions and results and are the very fabric of coordination, they are not discretionary.
In many organizations, the current top individual performer is promoted when a manager or team leader slot opens up. But many of these top performers fail.
We have more technology, tools, and access to media to supposedly help us, but a common experience is that we are not just “busy,” a common comment from our yesterdays, but we now feel that we don’t have any time at all.
There are many ways we can think about our lives and live it. Some see their lives as prisons of obligation. Some see it as full of work that they sacrifice to. Yes, our lives can also be a work of art. Designing a good life is an ancient theme that is missing for many […]
Many are discovering that today’s life and work-style takes them to a “time desert” where they feel they have no time, no choice, and their world is compressed. We can either endure the desert or look to create our own “time oases” in our lives. What is a Time Oasis? It’s the experience of where […]